Apple updates iCloud to include Movies and TV Shows – with an extra bonus

Two years ago I bought a movie, The Dark Knight, and then promptly deleted it during an iPhone backup.

I haven’t seen the movie since then, which stinks even though it was probably my mistake. That is until today when I went into the “Purchased” section of iTunes and found it ready for download in iCloud.

It looks like Apple left a few Easter eggs in the latest update:

Apple didn’t show off everything they had on Wednesday. Since the focus was on the new iPad, many new Apple TV features remained under the hood, waiting for users to download the software update and put the new engine through its paces.

Tech of the Hub’s Gabe Gagliano unearthed a particularly nice new feature: in addition to storing movies purchased through iTunes in the cloud, Apple will also back up at least some digital copies of movies that come with purchases of a DVD or Blu-ray.

“It’s just like iTunes match for music! I doubt it goes as far as iTunes music match, grabbing any movie it finds, including ripped DVDs.”

Apple calls this the “iTunes Digital Copy,” program; it’s been around for a while, and according to Apple, “most of the movies you buy on DVD and Blu-ray now include bonus iTunes Digital Copy discs.”

more details – Epicenter

 

Cloud storage of my movies would be so nice. Maybe I can finally get rid of all these extra hard drives and storage devices…